MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Tea Party and Conservative Coalition (ATPCC) banded together to endorse Wetumpka Tea Party president and nationally-known conservative activist Becky Gerritson in the Second District congressional race, simultaneously disavowing another Tea Party group which endorsed Republican incumbent Martha Roby.

“Becky has been a Tea Party conservative since the movement began in 2009,” the Coalition wrote in the press release announcing their endorsement. “As the President of Wetumpka Tea Party, she is one of the longest serving leaders in the nation. She is not only well known and respected here in Alabama, but also has a national reputation as a conservative warrior.”